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A Michelin-starred evening with Raymond Blanc OBE and his protégés – tickets available
Raymond Blanc, OBE

A Michelin-starred evening with Raymond Blanc OBE and his protégés – tickets available

An exclusive fundraising event in aid of Hospitality Action will take place at Chino Latino within the Park Plaza London Riverbank on Monday 26 November.

The award-winning Raymond Blanc OBE, his Executive Head Chef Gary Jones and Chef Pâtissier Benoit Blin from the two Michelin-starred Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons are joining forces to create an unforgettable dining experience to raise funds for industry charity Hospitality Action this Christmas. Monsieur Blanc will also be joined in the kitchen by his protégés Robin Gill of award-winning The Dairy and Aggi Sverrisson from the Michelin-starred Texture.

Best-selling author and star of numerous television programmes including the BBC’s ‘Kew on a Plate’ and ‘Kitchen Secrets’, Raymond Blanc OBE has nurtured some of the country’s most respected chefs and 34 of his protégées have gone on to win Michelin stars for themselves. Monsieur Blanc’s Executive Head Chef, Gary Jones has led the kitchen brigade at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons since 1999 and his Chef Pâtissier Benoit Blin has twice been a judge on the BBC2 Bake Off Crème de la Crème programme and more recently Channel 4’s Bake Off, The Professionals.

On 26 November, the trio will be reunited with former colleagues Robin Gill and Aggi Sverrisson who have both achieved critical acclaim since departing Belmond Le Manoir – Robin as chef-restaurateur of three popular London restaurants including The Dairy, which reached number nine in The National Restaurant Awards; and Aggi as Chef Patron of Texture Restaurant Group with his flagship venture, Texture Restaurant and Champagne Bar, retaining its Michelin star since 2010. Each of the chefs will be present on the night and will contribute to the four-course meal under the watchful eye of Chino Latino’s Werner Seebach who will provide the canapés and petit fours.

Guests will also be able to participate in a Q&A session with Raymond Blanc OBE and will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive auction prizes. The funds raised will go towards helping those most in need across the UK hospitality industry this winter.

Tickets are priced at £140 per person or £1500 for a table of 10. To secure your place, contact Giuliana Vittiglio on 020 3004 5504 or via or online at

Park Plaza London Riverbank is offering special rates for guests for the Monday night. Further details will be sent to you upon booking.

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